Higher Education Development Center

Educational institutions including colleges and universities in Japan are currently experiencing several socio-environmental changes such as declining birth rates, disparity in education (education gap), internationalization, and the rise of new interdisciplinary fields. Following this, the Higher Education Development Center (HEDC) has come up with research topics on: faculty development and staff development, and institutional research.


  • Research on faculty development (FD) to improve education and research activities, and staff development (SD) to rear administrators
  • Research on institutional research (IR) to objectify own institution

FD and SD
The center conducts a research on FD programs promoting and supporting high quality education and research activities by academic staff members. The center also conducts a research on SD programs training administrative staff members.

Institutional research
The center makes full use of intact big data to contribute some findings to education and research as well as management.